you know i have to admit something: i am actually scared of patterns and color. i have to give this man credit for no fear. what’s cool about him is that he just looks like a guy on the street wearing his clothes. bravo sart (but i still can’t see myself wearing this combination, but touche to him!)
A *remarkable* sense of color: this guy is giving us the middle finger of summer light shades with just the right element of “what the f*&%$ are you looking at? — YES my pants are green, asshole!” contrast.
I DISPISE UGS. But he gets a pass for those UG similar shoes because of the style factor, and color coordination with his jacket. Need I mention the belt? Another bit of middle finger to contemplate.
Wow! Isn’t it interesting how even in in an outfit like this (patterned pants, unusual colour of the jacket), it’s the details that really make the look?! I think that belt really makes everything stand out and pulls it together.
I just don’t know. There’s certainly something to be said for a unique sense of color, but it seems to me that there is a threshold between progressive and ‘too much.’ I can’t get my perceptions of this fellow out of the ‘too much’ realm, but it’s probably because I couldn’t imagine pulling it off.
Beautiful pants! That’s quite a pair of trousers there. Are they Lily Pulitzer? The shirt and d-ring ribbon belt are nice too. I can’t say I like the colour of the jacket. At first glance I thought those were “Crocs” on his feet (::shudder::), but I’m still not sure what kind of shoes he is wearing. Great photo, amazing colours.
I haven’t read the comments on every post, but I wonder if the photos’ subjects ever chime in? It must be strange to read the public critique. I also wonder what the typical response is when people are approached. Does anyone decline the opportunity to be photographed?
Mr. Hamish Bowles – I dig your look.
Sartorialist – I love it when you clue us in regarding what to look for in the photo, for example, the alignment of this gentleman’s pants print. Your photos are accessible and beautiful and no one needs a guide when you’ve already done such a great job expressing yourself visually, however, it does add something nice.
Hamish always looks incredible. His look is not quite done justice by the term “fashion sense”; his sartorial splendor is more on the order of performance art. A previous comment called him a dandy. I’m not sure that accurate. He is POSH to the nth degree, and I LOVE the juxtaposition of Hamish next to the purely industrial backdrop.
Always beautiful, Sart! Thank you for letting us see fashion week from the inside. Enjoy the rest of the show.
I studied at St Martins School of Art at the same time as Hamish and although always stylish and obviously destined for great things, he was a thorougly nice chap, not entirely usual in the fashion world. Still looking good.
How is it that the photo of a fine specimen such as Mr. Bowles receives barely thirty comments, yet Anna Wintour in surprisingly pedestrian attire yields an onslaught of praise? People and power don’t always make sense to me.